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CCB White Cane Week, Vancouver, Screening of a Film Called, Touching Life

Media Release
For Immediate Distribution: January 21, 2015
BC FILMMAKER PREVIEWS HEARTWARMING FILM ABOUT
VISUALLY IMPAIRED PARENTS AND SIGHTED SON
Event on Last Day of White Cane Week
Vancouver, BC Canada – Touching Life is a film that tells the story of a Vancouver family living
between two worlds: one of the sighted and one of the visually impaired. Mother Yuko walks
with a white cane while Father Thilo uses a guide dog. Their seven year-old son Kurtis, however,
is sighted. A preview of the documentary film will be held in Vancouver coinciding with the last
day of White Cane Week.
Saturday, February 7, at 1:00 pm, doors at 12:15 pm
Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street)
Audio description available
Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker and guests
No admission fee
The film relates the inspiring story of two people pursuing their dreams of falling in love, getting
married, becoming parents and raising a child, despite the challenges of their handicap.
Filmmaker François Laliberté said, ‘After meeting Yuko, Thilo and Kurtis I was touched by their
resilience and courage. I felt that their story as visually impaired parents raising a sighted child
had to be told.’
White Cane Week™ is a registered trademark of the Canada Council for the Blind (CCB). This
year White Cane Week runs Sunday, February 1 – Saturday, February 7, 2015.
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For more information, please contact:
Lisa Rasmussen, Publicist, Touching Life
604-897-5882 lajrasmussen@yahoo.ca

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